Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the Guadalupe-Escolta route will succeed this time, as traffic has made travel on the Pasig River viable again, and after three or four failed attempts.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - US President Theodore Roosevelt was referring to the White House as an “excellent” or “first-rate” platform for advocating causes and airing views, when he described the presidency as a “bully pulpit.”

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The World Health Organization lists three pandemics during the 20th century: “Spanish influenza” in 1918, “Asian influenza” in 1957, and “Hong Kong influenza” in 1968. But the mother of all outbreaks was the 1918 pandemic.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - When, despite Salvador Panelo’s straight-faced insistence that his boss had nothing to do with Calida’s action, President Duterte is on undeniable record that he wants ABS-CBN shuttered and that he would “see to it that you’re out”?

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Steps  are being taken by the Russian government toward filling a void in military alliance that could be left by President Rodrigo Duterte’s termination of the Philippines’ Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - More than 500 Filipinos would be repatriated from the cruise ship Diamond Princess quarantined off Yokohama, Japan, when the vessel’s 14-day isolation ends on Wednesday.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - During his historic visit to China in 2016, President Duterte said “I want, maybe in the next two years, my country free of the presence of foreign military troops. I want them [Americans] out.”  

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Since 2018, I have heard the magisterial Bill Neukom, founder of the World Justice Project (WJP), define rule of law many times, and while the fundamental insight remains the same, each time I hear him I find that he has teased a new nuance, or stressed an unsung element.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Taiwan was nowhere mentioned in the original directive. But on Feb. 10, seemingly as an afterthought, the Department of Health suddenly announced that Taiwan was included in the ban.

MANILA (Philippines Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Ever since President Duterte “let loose the dogs of war,” so to speak, police operatives have sown fear and loathing around the country: raiding communities, breaking into homes, chasing after suspects, and then apprehending.